A driver was knocked out of his jeep in a fatal accident on Sunday morning on the southbound New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Park, state police said.

Jose Minaya, 34, of Newark, drove a Grand Cherokee that hit the middle concrete barrier, then pulled back into the lane, and hit the right guardrail at around 7 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Goez said, adding that no other vehicles or passengers were involved.

The left lane approaching Route 46 was initially closed during the New Jersey State Police’s cleanup and investigation.

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